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Family: Callianassidae ghost shrimp (See list of species below)

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50 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Biffarius biformis
[biform ghost shrimp]
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Biffarius fragilis
[fragile ghost shrimp]
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Biffarius pacificus
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Callianassa aqabaensis
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Callianassa japonica
[Japanese ghost shrimp]
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Callianassa joculatrix
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Callianassa modesta
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Callianassa petalura
[flower ghost shrimp]
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Callianassa subterranea
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Callianassa turnerana
[Cameroon ghost shrimp]
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Calliax lobata
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Calliaxina punica
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Callichirus islagrande
[beach ghost shrimp]


Callichirus kraussi
[pink ghost shrimp]


Callichirus major
[Carolinian ghost shrimp]
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Callichirus masoomi
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Cheramus marginatus
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Cheramus propinquus
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Cheramus sibogae
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Corallianassa articulata
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Corallianassa collaroy
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Corallianassa coutierei
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Corallianassa longiventris
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Eucalliax aequimana
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Gilvossius setimanus
[short-browed mud shrimp]
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Glypturus acanthochirus
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Glypturus armatus
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Lepidophthalmus jamaicense
[estuarine ghost shrimp]
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Lepidophthalmus louisianensis
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Lepidophthalmus richardi
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Michaelcallianassa indica
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Necallianassa acanthura
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Neocallichirus calmani
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Neocallichirus frouini
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Neocallichirus grandimana
[bighand ghost shrimp]
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Neocallichirus jousseaumei
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Neocallichirus maryae
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Neocallichirus mucronatus
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Neocallichirus rathbunae
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Neotrypaea biffari
[tidepool ghost shrimp]


Neotrypaea californiensis
[bay ghost shrimp]


Neotrypaea gigas
[giant ghost shrimp]
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Neotrypaea uncinata
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Paratrypaea bouvieri
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Paratrypaea maldivensis
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Pestarella tyrrhena
[sand ghost shrimp]
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Pestarella whitei
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Rayllianassa amboinensis
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Scallasis amboinae
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Trypaea australiensis
[Australian ghost shrimp]
50 Species of Family Callianassidae
(ghost shrimp)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Biffarius biformis biform ghost shrimp Western Atlantic Ocean.
Biffarius fragilis fragile ghost shrimp Western Central Atlantic
Biffarius pacificus Southeast Pacific
Callianassa aqabaensis Western Indian Ocean
Callianassa japonica Japanese ghost shrimp Western Pacific.
Callianassa joculatrix Indo-West Pacific.
Callianassa modesta Western Pacific
Callianassa petalura flower ghost shrimp Northwest Pacific.
Callianassa subterranea Northeast Atlantic
Callianassa turnerana Cameroon ghost shrimp Eastern Central Atlantic
Calliax lobata Mediterranean Sea.
Calliaxina punica Mediterranean Sea.
Callichirus islagrande beach ghost shrimp Western Atlantic Ocean.
Callichirus kraussi pink ghost shrimp Southeast Atlantic and We
Callichirus major Carolinian ghost shrimp Western Atlantic Ocean.
Callichirus masoomi Western Indian Ocean. 4.83 TL
Cheramus marginatus Southwest Atlantic
Cheramus propinquus Western Central Pacific
Cheramus sibogae Indo-West Pacific.
Corallianassa articulata Pacific Ocean.
Corallianassa collaroy Pacific Ocean
Corallianassa coutierei Indo-Pacific.
Corallianassa longiventris Western Central Atlantic 13 TL
Eucalliax aequimana Central Pacific
Gilvossius setimanus short-browed mud shrimp Western Atlantic. Boreal
Glypturus acanthochirus Western Central Atlantic 13.2 TL
Glypturus armatus Central Pacific 14 TL
Lepidophthalmus jamaicense estuarine ghost shrimp Western Central Atlantic
Lepidophthalmus louisianensis Western Central Atlantic.
Lepidophthalmus richardi Western Central Atlantic
Michaelcallianassa indica Western Indian Ocean.
Necallianassa acanthura Mediterranean Sea.
Neocallichirus calmani Indo-West Pacific.
Neocallichirus frouini Eastern Central Pacific
Neocallichirus grandimana bighand ghost shrimp Western Atlantic 0.82 TL
Neocallichirus jousseaumei Indo-Pacific.
Neocallichirus maryae Western Central Atlantic
Neocallichirus mucronatus Western Central Pacific
Neocallichirus rathbunae Western Central Atlantic
Neotrypaea biffari tidepool ghost shrimp Eastern Central Pacific
Neotrypaea californiensis bay ghost shrimp Eastern Pacific 11.5 TL
Neotrypaea gigas giant ghost shrimp Eastern Pacific. Climate
Neotrypaea uncinata Southeast Pacific
Paratrypaea bouvieri Indo-West Pacific.
Paratrypaea maldivensis Western Central Pacific
Pestarella tyrrhena sand ghost shrimp Atlantic and the Mediterr
Pestarella whitei Mediterranean Sea.
Rayllianassa amboinensis Indo-Pacific.
Scallasis amboinae Western Central Pacific
Trypaea australiensis Australian ghost shrimp Indo-West Pacific



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